Area Information for Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS

This postcode in Haywards Heath is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Haywards Heath Heath ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mid Sussex. This page combines information for the address Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RH17 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1990. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Mid Sussex
Ward Haywards Heath Heath
Constituency Mid Sussex
Region South East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Haywards Heath consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 108
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 113
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 68
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 0
Total 110

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 11
Two People 50
Three People 18
Four People 21
Five People 8
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 110

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 41
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 68

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Haywards Heath Heath ward however contains significantly more women than average (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 142
Female 191
Total 333

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 18
5-7 8
8-9 9
10-14 24
15 5
16-17 10
18-19 5
20-24 7
25-29 2
30-44 39
45-59 70
60-64 33
65-74 52
75-84 22
85-89 16
90+ 13
Total 333

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RH17 1RS does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 28
Married 190
Divorced 5
Separated 8
Widowed 38
Same Sex 0
Total 269

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 185
Good 80
Fair 52
Bad 15
Very Bad 1
Total 333

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

RH17 1RS and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 136
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs 31
No GCSEs 22
Other 15
Total 269

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Haywards Heath) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 323
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Pakistani 2
Chinese 1
Other 1
Total 333

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 270
Wales 8
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 14
Other 31
Total 333

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to RH17 1RS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 280
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 35

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 231
No Religion 74
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 26
Total 333

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Haywards Heath Heath ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 29% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 62
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 63
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 5
Total 218

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 4
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 18
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 124

Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS is within the Bentswood policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near RH17 1RS
Neighbourhood Team Address Bentswood
The Brow
Burgess Hill
RH15 9BU
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Below are the details of the closest services to RH17 1RS. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for RH17 1RS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS. The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Haywards Heath 0.6 miles
Balcombe 3.4 miles
Wivelsfield 3.6 miles
Burgess Hill 4.3 miles
Plumpton 6.1 miles
Hassocks 6.5 miles
Three Bridges 7.7 miles
Crawley 7.9 miles
Cooksbridge 8.5 miles
East Grinstead 8.5 miles
Ifield 8.7 miles
Uckfield 9 miles
Faygate 9.2 miles
Buxted 11 miles
Littlehaven 11 miles
Gatwick Airport 11 miles
Horsham 11 miles
Falmer 11 miles
Dormans 11 miles
Lewes 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS. The nearest is Blackthorns Community Primary Academy, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Blackthorns Community Primary Academy 0.5 miles
Lindfield Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Harlands Primary School 0.6 miles
Warden Park Primary Academy 0.9 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Haywards Heath 1.1 miles
St Wilfrid's CofE Primary School, Haywards Heath 1.3 miles
Northlands Wood Primary Academy 1.5 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Cuckfield 1.7 miles
Bolnore Village Primary School 1.8 miles
St Augustine's CofE Primary School 2.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS. The nearest is Oathall Community College, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oathall Community College 0.5 miles
Warden Park School 1.7 miles
St Paul's Catholic College 4.1 miles
The Burgess Hill Academy 4.5 miles
Chailey School 6 miles
Downlands Community School 6.6 miles
Oriel High School 6.9 miles
Thomas Bennett Community College 7.2 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Secondary School, Crawley 8 miles
St Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School, Crawley 8.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS. The nearest is Lindfield Medical Centre, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lindfield Medical Centre 0.7 miles
Newtons Practice 0.9 miles
Dolphins Practice 1.2 miles
Northlands Wood Surgery 1.4 miles
Cuckfield Medical Centre 1.7 miles
Vale Surgery 1.8 miles
Gillets Surgery 3.4 miles
Dr R Miarkowski And Partners 3.9 miles
Meadows Surgery 4.3 miles
Silverdale Practice 4.3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS. The nearest is The Clinic Dental Facial Ltd, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS. The nearest is Nuffield Health, Haywards Heath Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Nuffield Health, Haywards Heath Hospital 0.5 miles
Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre 1.5 miles
Chalkhill 1.5 miles
Princess Royal Hospital 1.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Haywards Heath, RH17 1RS. The nearest is Boots-Haywards Heath, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Haywards Heath 1.1 miles
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 1.1 miles
Vision Express 1.1 miles
Armstrongs Opticians Ltd 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.2 miles
Scrivens Opticians 1.2 miles
Gardiner Opticians 4.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.3 miles
Vision Express 4.3 miles
Early and Edmonds 4.4 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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